Escalation Map Pack Released for Xbox 360

The Cash Cow is at it again…

Today (March 3rd), the Escalation Map Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops was released in North America for the Xbox 360. This map pack costs the usual price of 1200 Microsoft Points (15$). It includes four new multiplayer maps: Stockpile, Zoo, Convoy, and Hotel. There is also one new Zombies Map entitled “Call of the Dead” that is apparently supposed to put a new twist on Zombies gameplay. There are four new real life characters again with another that isn’t playable. The playable characters are Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robert Englund, Danny Trejo, and Michael Rooker with the addition of one non-playable character, George A. Romero. There will also be one wonder weapon added and this will be the only new Zombie map to be placed in an arctic setting.

Map Description:

It’s anchors away for mayhem! In this epic tale of survival inspired by legendary writer and director George A. Romero, a group of four fearless explorers fight for their lives amidst an army of bloodthirsty Russian zombies. The story begins with our heroes stranded in the frozen wastelands of a forgotten Siberian outpost. On the hunt for the origins of the enigmatic Element 115, they head for the site of an ancient meteorite impact crater but their ship mysteriously runs aground. In the midst of a horrific snowstorm, our intrepid adventurers inadvertently unleash an unearthly horde of ravenous Zombies. From the island’s deserted lighthouse to a shipwrecked ocean liner and a precarious zip-line in between, it’s kill or be killed. And with shiploads of zombie Russian soldiers, scuba divers and sailors that rise out of the frozen ground and icy waters it’s not going to be easy, especially considering the deadly surprise that one particular (and somewhat notable) Zombie has in mind.

Seems like it would be worth it to buy, what do you think?

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Been playing video games for over 15 years now. Currently a PC gamer.

*UPDATE* There is more than one wonder weapon, one of the new ones turns zombies back to their original form, the other one is a sniper rifle that is basically just like the crossbow.